Family Family disputes can quickly become emotional; that’s why we always aim for an amicable resolution rather than going to court. Barcan Woodward A fresh approach to legal advice
Fa mily Why choose Barcan Woodward? A fresh approach to We believe that core standards still Our expertise includes: count in our business. That’s why legal advice we’ve combined a fresh, modern • Buying & selling houses Barcan Woodward is a Bristol- approach with traditional values. based solicitors firm with a Our emphasis is on personal service; • Wills & probate reputation for providing high we put your needs at the forefront • Personal injury quality, pragmatic advice. We and talk to you in a language that offer a comprehensive range of you understand. We also have the • Commercial legal services, delivered by experts flexibility to tailor our offering to your • Medical negligence and supported by our culture of individual circumstances. respect and understanding. By continuously reviewing our services and methods, we can ensure that they’re as relevant to you today as they were 20 years ago. That’s a fresh approach to legal advice. “Family law is as much an emotional struggle as a legal one. That’s why providing our Thank you for the clients with well-rounded, intelligent advice considered, sensitive is important to me. It’s not just about listening way you handled my to and understanding the client; it’s also about recent separation. becoming their champion and supporting them It helped having throughout the process. My team offer practical solutions to family issues that are fair, balanced someone I could and – most importantly – amicable.” relate to who was on my side. Chris Miller, Family Partner
You and your familyFamily Law Children Our family expertise includes:Family law is highly emotive; that’s When parents separate, reaching anwhy dealing with family issues amicable decision about childcare • Divorce and separationrequires a sensitive, tactful approach. can be fraught with tension; often with • Grandparental rights the child at the centre of the disputeWe believe in taking a common sense suffering most. • Financial disputesapproach to family issues. For us, the We firmly believe that decisions • Civil partnershipsbest outcome is one that all partiesagree upon. We’ll take the time to about childcare should be made by • Pre-nuptial and cohabitationfully understand your circumstances you and your partner. Not by a judge. • Mediationso that we can provide you with solid That’s why we’ll encourage you toadvice that’s fair and informed. And reach an amicable decision through • Domestic violenceif children are involved, we’ll make negotiation or mediation before we go • Collaborative lawsure that we never lose sight of their through the court. • Expat family issues, includinglong-term interests. Living together and divorce pre-marital agreementsDivorce and separation If you’re about to get married or moveOur families are important to us; that’s We’re all members of Resolution, in with your partner, the very notionwhy divorce can be so difficult. After an organisation committed to of signing a written agreement beforeall, taking the decision to end your non-confrontational divorce you commit is decidedly unromantic.marriage isn’t easy. and separation. But the only way to ensure a fairAnd whilst obtaining a divorce split of property and belongings We’re accredited mediators andor civil partnership dissolution is following a break-up is through a trained collaborative lawyers and alsostraightforward, we know that it’s legal agreement. members of the Law Societyoften the practical aspects that are Children Panel.harder to resolve. That’s why our team A team of expertsof experts can also advise you in Our specialist team has a wealth ofrelated matters, including childcare knowledge and experience in dealingand financial settlements. with all aspects of family law.
Fa mily Your next steps Family law is constantly evolving; We offer fixed fees for most family but so are we. We know that no services, so you’ll know exactly what two cases are the same. When you’ll need to pay from the start. Or it comes to resolving family if your enquiry is more complex, you issues, you need an experienced, can book an appointment with one of supportive lawyer who will guide our team. Thanks for all your you to a practical outcome. What’s more, we can also advise you help over the past on a range of family-related matters, months. You brought including wills, trusts and property, a calmness to if your financial or personal position proceedings which, has changed. combined with sound For cohabitees, the concept of advice, was veryFACT ‘common law’ is a myth. You’re effective in the final not protected financially and negotiations. don’t have an automatic right to inherit. If you need advice on any aspect of family law, get in contact with us. We are able to offer fixed fees for most family law services. Barcan Woodward Barcan Woodward Barcan Woodward CITY CENTRE HORFIELD BEDMINSTER 6 King Street 374 Gloucester Road 31 North Street Bristol, BS1 4EQ Bristol, BS7 8TP Bristol, BS3 1EN 0117 925 8080 0117 923 2141 0117 963 5237 www.barcanwoodward.co.uk